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Will ETBC7 Allow Use of Brake Controller in 2017 Ford F-150


will this harness allow me to use the oem brake controller??


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The Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7 is wiring and 7-way adapter that allows brake controllers to be installed if you had a factory 4-flat in your 2017 Ford F-150. Since it sounds like you have the OEM brake controller you should already have a factory 7-way and would not be able to add the # ETBC7 along with it.

If you do have a factory 7-way but not a brake controller I strongly recommend using an aftermarket trailer brake controller which are widely regarded as superior to OEM controllers. Should your '17 F-150 have that factory 7-way you would not need the # ETBC7 at all, just the controller itself and wiring harness.

I highly recommend the Prodigy P3 # 90195 because of how easy it is to use and how effective it is at supplying the appropriate amount of braking power to your trailer. The P3 activates your trailer's brakes immediately in proportion to your F-150's brakes and offers three different boost levels so you can adjust the amount of power to your brakes as you see fit.

The Prodigy P3 levels automatically, has constant diagnostic checks, contains safeguards which defend your controller against shorts, and features a vivid LCD display which is much easier to read than that of other controllers, as you can see in the accompanying photo. This controller has been met with nearly universal praise; it has been reviewed by our customers more than 3,000 times and is averaging close to 5 out of 5 stars.

To use the P3 on a '17 F-150 with a factory 7-way all you have to do is plug it in with Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers # 22292

I have added a link to a video review of the P3 # 90195 and adapter for you to check out, as well as a help article on the # ETBC7 which details its uses that I recommend reading.

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